Nov 1, 2009 10:30am EST
religion. gmany has more muslims than lebanon and twice as many sques as the united states. young muslims here deribe emselves as more religious than their pents in a country where few christians go to chch. berlin is sometimes cald the atheist capitalf europe. but while religio freedom i shrined in the geran constitution, publischools are required to offer chriian reigious instruction. leaders of muslim organizatns are now demandingslamic relious instruction, as well, and tensionsre growing. >> the number of peoplthat don't want to live togher with mulims, that don't want to hve a mosque in their neighborhoo this numbers rising. >> reporter:ccording to public opinion poll the vast majority of germans asciate islam with violence and terrosm, and they resent what ey see as too many muslims sponging off the geran welfare system. t the country's strong soci saety net may be one reason wh ermany has not seen the kid of violence that scorch muslim neighborhoods france a few years ago. young muslims tre took to the streets, angry about unemployment and poce btality. nhing like that has happene
Nov 22, 2009 10:30am EST
pillar of islais charity, we're obligated to give crity. >> reportr: in the united states, ripients include places such as gleaner's comunity food bank of southeasrn michigan. they paner with over 400 outlets in their netwk of feeding programs to diribute thousands of pounds of fron lamb meat donated byhe muslim community annually. > it's a high protein item, d it's certaiy the type of food product that we really likeo provide during the wint months where y get a nice, hardy meal out of thdonation. groups like the salvationrmy, the cabba & soup kitchen, the saint vcent de paul society, nd different feeding program around towwill be able to enjoy this blessi. >> reporter: through thsoup kitchens they oerate, mosques and islamic centerslso serve as distribuon sites. those whoome in to pray are offered bags lamb to take home as arall non-muslims seeking food asstance. i'm kim lawt reporting. >> abernethy: that's o program for now. we have much more our website, iluding more of our terviews about writer flanne o'connor. you can comment on all ofur stories d share them. audio and video
Nov 8, 2009 8:30am EST
development oject going on in the united states today. >> reporter: when it's completed in 2012, the new city center-- directly across the street from the church's temple-- will include millions of square feet of retail and office space. only the church knows the price tag and they declined to be interviewed for our story, but the project's cost is expected to top $1.5 billion dollars-- a price they're willing to pay to transform salt lake city. natalie gochnour is chief operating officer of the salt lake chamber of commerce. >> we have the headquarters of an international religion. we've hosted the world in the olympics. so, we want to build a world city. >> reporter: outsiders often don't know that in the city itself, a majority of residents are not mormon and some locals are concerned that the diversity of a vibrant downtown will give way to a squeaky-clean mormon enclave in city creekenter. daniel darger owns the blue iguana restaurant not far from temple square. >> there's no question in my mind it's going to fundamentally change the nature and the whole culture of that part of downtown.
Nov 22, 2009 8:30am EST
. >> reporter: in the united states, recipients include places such as gleaner's community food bank of southeastern michigan. they partner with over 400 outlets in their network of feeding programs to distribute thousands of pounds of frozen lamb meat donated by the muslim community annually. >> it's a high protein item, and it's certainly the type of food product that we really like to provide during the winter months where you get a nice, hardy meal out of the donation. groups like the salvation army, the cabbage & soup kitchen, the saint vincent de paul society, and different feeding programs around town will be able to enjoy this blessing. >> reporter: through the soup kitchens they operate, mosques and islamic centers also serve as distribution sites. those who come in to pray are offered bags of lamb to take home as are all non-muslims seeking food assistance. i'm kim lawton reporting. >> abernethy: that's our program for now. we have much more on our website, including more of our interviews about writer flannery o'connor. you can comment on all of our stories and share them.